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8 Tips To Get Your Site Indexed Faster On Google

You have just published a new article on your blog or a new page on your website, and you have made all the necessary optimizations to improve your SEO.

Yes, but here it is: all these efforts will be invisible if Google does not index your content in its database!

How do you know if your new site, or content, will take an hour or a week to show up in search results? How to reduce the time between publishing and indexing your new URL?

We know that it can take a few days to a few weeks for Google to index content.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make indexing more efficient. We will see how to speed up the process below.

1. Request indexing from Google

The easiest way to get your site indexed is to request it through the Google Search Console.

To do this, go to the URL inspection tool and paste the URL you want to be indexed into the search bar. Wait for Google to verify the URL: if it is not indexed, click on the “Request indexing” button.

request Search Console indexing

As mentioned in the introduction, if your site is new, it will not be indexed overnight. Also, if your site is not properly configured to allow Googlebot to crawl, it may not be indexed at all. Let’s go on !

2. Optimize the Robots.txt file

The Robots.txt file is a file that Googlebot recognizes as a guideline about what to and should not crawl. Other search engine robots like Bing and Yahoo also recognize Robots.txt files.

You can use Robots.txt files to help crawlers prioritize the most important pages, so you don’t overload your own site with queries.

Also, check that the pages you want to index are not marked as non-indexable. By the way, this is our next point on the checklist.

3. Noindex tags

If some of your pages are not indexed, it may be because they have “noindex” tags.

These tags tell search engines not to index pages. Check for the presence of these two types of tags:

The Meta tags

You can check which pages on your website may have noindex tags by looking for “page noindex” warnings. If a page is marked as noindex, remove this tag and submit the URL to Google, to be indexed.

X-Robots beacons

Using Google Search Console, you can see which pages have an “X-Robots” tag in their HTML header.

Use the URL Inspection Tool: After entering a page, find the answer to the question “Indexing Allowed?” “.

If you see the words “No: ‘noindex’ detected in the ‘X-Robots-Tag'” tag, you know there is something you need to remove.

Search Console unauthorized indexing

4. Use a sitemap

Another fairly popular technique for speeding up Google indexing of your content is to use a sitemap.

It is quite simply a file that allows you to give Google information about the pages, images or videos on your website. This also allows you to indicate to the search engine the hierarchy between your pages, as well as the last updates to take into account.

Using a sitemap can be particularly useful for Google indexing in the following cases:

  • Your site hosts a lot of different pages and content: this ensures that Google does not forget them.
  • You have not linked all your pages to each other: a site map allows you to indicate to Google the relationships between your different URLs, and to find any orphan pages.
  • Your site is still too recent to have backlinks or inbound external links: this allows you to alert Google to the presence of your pages.

You can send your site map to the Search Console “SiteMap” tool and report its presence in your robots.txt file

Use a sitemap

5. Monitor canonical beacons

The canonical tags indicate the crawlers if some version of a page is preferred.

If a page does not have a canonical tag, Googlebot thinks that it is the preferred page and that it is the only version of that page: it will therefore index that page.

But if a page has a canonical tag, Googlebot assumes that there is another version of that page – and will not index the page it is on, even if that other version does not exist!

Use Google’s URL Inspection Tool to check for canonical tags.

6. Work on internal linking

The internal links help crawlers find your web pages. Your sitemap shows all of your website content, so you can identify pages that are not linked.

  • Unlinked pages, called “orphan pages” are rarely indexed.
  • Eliminate internal nofollow links. When Googlebot encounters nofollow tags, it signals to Google that it should remove the marked target link from its index.
  • Add internal links to your best pages. Bots discover new content while crawling your website and internal linking speeds up this process. Streamline indexing by using high ranking pages to build internal links to your new pages.
Work on internal linking

7. External links

Google recognizes the importance of a page and places its trust in it when recommended by authoritative sites. The backlinks from these sites tell Google that a page should be indexed.

8. Share on social networks

Google also monitors social networks, especially Twitter, for which it seems very fast.

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Sharing your new content on these social networks allows you to quickly bring Googlebot to your page. The faster it is explored, the faster it will be indexed.

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